He running back position in the NFL is one that has increasingly lost value in recent years as teams are finding value in younger, less expensive running backs instead of spending big bucks on well-known free agents.

free agent melvin gordon he’s one of those running backs looking for a home next season, and the eight-year veteran knows how tough it is to play his current NFL position.

From left: Melvin Gordon, Patrick Mahomes and Clyde Edwards-Helaire of the Kansas City Chiefs participate in practice prior to Super Bowl LVII at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona on February 8, 2023. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

«I still want to play. I’ve got a little tread on the tires,» Gordon said this week on «The Jim Rome Show.»

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«It’s so hard for runners right now, man,» he continued. «You have a lot of runners that’s out there. We just don’t get love. It’s literally the worst position to play in the NFL right now. It literally sucks.

«I just stay ready because I know what I can do. I know once I’m in camp, or any camp, I can turn heads.»

Melvin Gordon III high-fives a fan

Melvin Gordon of the Denver Broncos high-fives a fan before a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee on November 13, 2022. (Silas Walker/Getty Images)

Gordon, who was drafted by the then-San Diego Chargers in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, appeared in 10 games for the Denver Broncos in 2022 before ending up in the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad.

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He turned 30 in April and admitted it’s been hard for him to train without knowing if a team will call him up.

«I just stay ready. It’s tough though,» Gordon said. «It’s hard to train knowing you’re not going to be on a team. It’s tough mentally. But I’ve talked to some players who’ve been through it, and I’m just taking his advice, being a sponge. And that helps you.» get through it.»

Melvin Gordon III takes the field for the Broncos

Melvin Gordon of the Denver Broncos jumps onto the field before the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Empower Field At Mile High in Denver on November 20, 2022. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

There are several running backs still looking for a team as July approaches, including Ezekiel Elliott and dalvin cook.

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Cook, who rushed for 1,173 yards and eight touchdowns last season, was cut by the minnesota vikings in June after six seasons.

Minnesota saved $9 million in cap space by making the move after June 1.